PLANTS IN SAMOAN CULTURE - islebotanica.com

PLANTS IN SAMOAN CULTURE The Ethnobotany of Samoa by W. Arthur Whistler, Ph.D. Samoans have a rich heritage of using native and other traditional plants found in the islands to fulfill their everyday needs. The archipelago is home to nearly 800 native vascular plants, and the ancient Samoans also brought another 50 or so plant species with them ...…

Pin on Flowers, Flowers, and more Flowers

Alpinia purpurata Family: (Zingiberaceae) Common name(s): red ginger, pink ginger, double red flame ginger Origin (native to where): Pacific Islands Cultivated - - Medicinal/culinary uses Red ginger has beautiful glossy green leaves and inflorescences with solid red bracts that are commonly used as cut flowers. The true flowers are small and white.…

Plants of National Park of American Samoa

Mar 29, 2016 · Plants of the National Park of American Samoa is an illustrated list of plants occurring within the park -- each name linked to a species by family. Thumbnail pictures on the family list pages link to enlarged photos. Or, you can browse pages of illustrations arranged by family.…

Samoa History, Flag, Map, Population, & Facts Britannica

Samoa, country in the central South Pacific Ocean, among the westernmost of the island countries of Polynesia.. According to legend, Samoa is known as the “Cradle of Polynesia” because Savai‘i island is said to be Hawaiki, the Polynesian homeland.Samoan culture is undoubtedly central to Polynesian life, and its styles of music, dance, and visual art have gained renown throughout the ...…

FLOWERING PLANTS OF SAMOA - University of Hawaii

Flowering Plants of Samoa INTRODUCTION This paper is a report on a collection of plants made during an 11-month stay in Samoa, from August to November 1929, and from June 1931 to January 1932, and on other Samoan collections of plants in Bernice P. Bishop Museum which had not previously been studied. These collections include…

6 iconic tropical flowers that will make you think of Hawaii

Feb 13, 2017 · These six iconic flowers, although not all of them are indigenous, capture the romance and tropical beauty of the Islands. Plumeria. Plumeria, found everywhere in Hawaii. Few flowers remind people of Hawaii more than the ever-present plumeria, although the plants are found all over the world and are not native to Hawaii.…

Samoan Funeral Customs

Samoan culture has both ancient and contemporary components to it and these provide the background for its funeral traditions and customs. Samoans have a lot of the same roots as other island cultures of the South Pacific so they have many aspects in common.…